DRAGON KINGS ALBUM PRODUCER TO BE AWARD-WINNING VIDEO GAME COMPOSER FRANK KLEPACKI

LAS VEGAS, NV – July 11, 2013 – The Dragon Kings design team announced today that veteran computer game composer Frank Klepacki has signed on to produce the album for the new multi-media fantasy role-playing setting.

“I worked with Frank on the End of Nations computer game,” says lead Dragon Kings creator Timothy Brown. “He’s a terrific guy with a phenomenal resume! Our music production and engineering are in good hands.”

“When I’m not composing for games and tv, I produce other artists in the Las Vegas area regularly,” adds Frank Klepacki, “and the opportunity to work with Tim Brown and Mike Stone to produce and engineer their musical vision to completion is right up my alley, as progressive rock has played a big part in my own musical background.”

Klepacki has a massive list of video game soundtrack and audio direction credits, including Dune, Blade Runner, the Command & Conquer series, and Star Wars: Empire at War. He has also done music for television and commercials, and won GDC Spotlight and PC Gamer awards, among others.

Dragon Kings is a new fantasy game world conceived and presented in fiction, art, and music simultaneously. “Adding music as a key design and immersive game element is an important innovation,” says Brown. “It’s essential that we get the music right, and Frank brings a lot of talent to the project.” Former Queensrÿche guitarist Mike Stone was announced last week as the Dragon Kings project’s lead musician and songwriter.

About Dragon Kings
Dragon Kings is Timothy Brown’s ‘spiritual successor’ to his award-winning Dark Sun role-playing universe, co-designed with author Troy Denning and artist Gerald Brom for the Advanced Dungeons & Dragons game. Dragon Kings is a new fantasy game world conceived and presented in fiction, art, and music simultaneously. The project will be crowd sourced and eventually expand beyond role-playing and music into comics, video, and computer games. The product launch envisions a hardbound game book, an art-intensive album-sized world gazetteer and lyrics booklet, and a full-length progressive rock CD.

To learn more about Dragon Kings, visit https://www.dragonkingsproject.com. Also join these communities to become involved and watch for the latest updates:

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/dragonkingsproject
Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/thedragonkings
Google+: http://gplus.to/dragonkingsproject
YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/dragonkingsproject

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11 July

Press Release – Mike Stone Joins Dragon Kings

FORMER QUEENSRYCHE GUITARIST JOINS DRAGON KINGS MUSICAL TEAM LAUNCHING NEW GAME WORLD WITH ROCK EPIC
 
LAS VEGAS, NV – July 2, 2013 – Guitarist Mike Stone, formerly of Grammy and MTV Video Music Award-winning progressive rock group Queensrÿche, has joined the musical team creating the trans-media project Dragon Kings.
 
“It’s great to be working with Mike,” says project lead Timothy Brown. “He brings exactly the kind of progressive vibe our album needs.”
 
Dragon Kings is Brown’s spiritual successor to his previous creation Dark Sun, an award-winning game universe for the Dungeons & Dragons game. Dragon Kings is an entirely new game world envisioned in fiction, art and music simultaneously.
 
Last week, the Dragon Kings project announced the collaboration of two prominent industry artists, Brom and Tom Baxa, both of whom helped envision and illustrate the Dark Sun game line. Mike Stone is the first musical collaborator announced.

“Tim approached me with this project and I was intrigued by the blending of progressive metal and game concepts,” says Stone. “The idea of describing a fantasy world with progressive rock songs is innovative.” Stone is taking the lead songwriting role on the Dragon Kings project, as well as playing lead guitar and contributing vocals on all tracks. Stone toured extensively with Queensrÿche and participated on five of their releases including Tribe and Operation: Mindcrime II.

The Dragon Kings project will include color illustrated game books, but also a full-length progressive rock concept album that describes the new world. Brown contends that the music will be an emotionally powerful presentation that will bring the world to life, much in the spirit of Rush’s 2112, Pink Floyd’s The Wall, and Queensrÿche’s Operation: Mindcrime. The product launch envisions a hardbound game book, an art-intensive album-sized world gazetteer and lyrics booklet, and a progressive rock CD.

According to Brown, other high-profile game, art, and music industry collaborators will be announced over the next few weeks.

To learn more about Dragon Kings, visit https://www.dragonkingsproject.com. Also join these communities to become involved and watch for the latest updates:

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/dragonkingsproject
Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/thedragonkings
Google+: http://gplus.to/dragonkingsproject
YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/dragonkingsproject

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2 July